O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Rosemary Shongo

Mrs. Rosemary A. Shongo, age 69, of Salamanca, NY died at her home on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017 following a short illness.

Born on October 17, 1947 in Salamanca, NY she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Norma Cavender Warrior.

She was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1964 and a member of the Beaver Clan.

Mrs. Shongo had been employed for over 13 years with the Seneca Allegany Casino as a Black Jack Dealer and just recently retired.

She had volunteered at the Food Pantry, Salvation Army, and Thrifty Mission. She enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, as well as watching her humming birds.

Surviving are her long time companion, Kevin Foster, Salamanca, NY; 4 daughters, Tonya Shongo, Tara (James) Green, Trina Shongo, Teesha Shongo, all of Salamanca, NY; 2 sons, David (Evelyn) Shongo, Darryl Shongo, both of Salamanca, NY; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 5 sisters; 1 brother; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dave Shongo.

Friends may call at the family home, 255 Front Avenue, Salamanca beginning Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the family home with members of the Cold Spring Longhouse, officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery, Jimersontown, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john @ orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.